Ray Cornelius

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012.  Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider  and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.

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Check out this past weekend's edition of #UPFRONT. It featured my one-on-one interview with iconic TV, Film and Broadway actress Jasmine Guy. She was in the studio to chat about directing True Colors Theatre Production of The First Noel, which opened this weekend at the Ferst Center for the Arts at GA Tech. Guy also discussed her role on the new SyFy series, Superstition and returning to the second season of BET's The Quad

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company presents the Atlanta premiere of "The First Noel." It's playing now through December 24 at the GA Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. The show is written by NYC's LeLund Thompson and Jason Webb and is directed by TV, Film and Broadway star---Jasmine Guy. 

TV One has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming original movie, “Behind the Movement.” The film debuts this February as part of the network’s Black History Month programming.

 

“Behind the Movement” is a retelling of how Rosa Parks‘ refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56. The film will reveal the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided this incident was the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.

 

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Variety Playhouse presents an evening of Jazz with the one and only Kamasi Washington on Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. Born into a musical family, Kamasi began playing saxophone at the age of 13, later attending the prestigious Hamilton High School of Music followed by UCLA. He has toured and recorded with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Rapahel Saadiq, Kendrick Lamar, Gerald Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Harvey Mason and Chaka Khan, to name a few. 

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And the nominees are...

Congratulations goes out to a number of our favorite jazz artists who received Grammy Award nominations this week. The highly anticipated list was announced on CBS Tuesday morning and includes Jazzmeia Horne, Christian McBride, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs and many more. 

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